Five Minutes of “Ordinary”

Blogging today at Lisa-Jo Baker’s Five Minute Friday. Those were such “ordinary” days — those weeks, months and years when our four boys sat under their Mom’s tutelage. Trying at times, rewarding most of the time, we were just...

Saturday in the Valley

It’s rainy and cold this morning, but the grass is turning green here in our valley. Daffodils are blooming along the creek bank and the field down the road has been disked. Soon, seed will be pressed into the furrows and the growing season will begin again....
In Celebration of “Firsts”

In Celebration of “Firsts”

I am a big fan of “firsts.” Perhaps because I am a firstborn, it’s part of my nature to look for fresh starts, for do-overs, for new beginnings. Christmas lights grow dim and we move toward the season of new days — the beginning of a new year....
To feed the least of these

To feed the least of these

It is the season of “thanksgiving” so I stand in this field and give thanks. Through a summer that burned and baked, tested and tormented, this ground beneath my feet nurtured seed destined to feed many.  We had planted it with prayers and with promises to...
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